Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales

January 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Crystal City Wine Shop
220 20th St S
Arlington, VA 22202

Have you seen Dogfish Head’s new packaging? Late last year, they introduced new packaging across their lineup beers with designs that have playful illustrations which highlight the ingredients and create realistic and authentic flavor expectations. According to their website, the side panels offer you a glimpse into “what goes into each bottle” and it “highlights the specific ingredients and unique brewing processes involved in creating that beer.” Furthermore, they are updating the way they present their beer style and ABV information, to make it easier for consumers to locate and understand. Having stuck with their original packaging since 1995, this new packaging carries over their iconic logo and font while refreshing the brand for old and new fans alike! Today, we have four of their beers on the tasting bar:dogfish heah

  • Namaste White: “A witbier bursting with good karma. Made with dried organic orange slices, fresh-cut lemongrass and a bit of coriander, this Belgian-style white beer is a great thirst quencher. Namaste White was originally brewed at our pub in Rehoboth Beach with our Italian friend Leo from Birra del Borgo. It was a tribute to our friends at 3 Fonteinen brewery in Belgium, who had devastating production loss (1/3 of their annual production) in 2009. You can read more about the original brewing of this beer here on Sam’s blog.” 4.8% ABV, 20 IBU
  • Flesh & Blood IPA: “Flesh & Blood began with a ton of real citrus including lemon flesh and blood orange juice—hence the name—plus orange and lemon peel. Then the brewers began searching for the perfect combination of hops to perfectly complement the citrus flavors. After trialing number of different hops one-by-one, they emerged with Warrior and Centennial. So what does this focus on simple, pure unadulterated fruit mean in terms of the aromatics and flavors in this beer? Flesh & Blood balances the resinous hoppy characteristics of an American IPA with the explosive zesty fruitiness and subtle drying tartness of citrus to deliver a highly quaffable ale that’s incredibly unique and lovely to down the whole year round.” 7.5% ABV, 45 IBU
  • 90 Minute IPA: Their classic … 90 Minute has a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate. 90 Minute IPA was the first beer Dogfish Head continuously hopped. In addition to the continuous hopping, 90 Minute IPA is also dry hopped with their ‘Me So Hoppy’ device during conditioning. This beer is best served from a snifter to enjoy its great hop aroma and lovely malt nature. 9% ABV, 90 IBU
  • Palo Santo Marron: “An unfiltered, unfettered, unprecedented brown ale aged in handmade wooden brewing vessels. The caramel and vanilla complexity unique to this beer comes from the exotic Paraguayan Palo Santo wood from which these tanks were crafted. Palo Santo means “holy tree,” and its wood has been used in South American wine-making communities.” 12% ABV, 50 IBU

Come try Dogfish Head’s classic and new beers today!

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